On 18th March 2021, Ministry Of Jal Shakti, Government of India and Elets Technomedia organised 2nd Annual Water & Sanitation Innovation Summit and Awards.
In this event Rajasthan cadre senior IAS Ajitabh Sharma, Principal Secretary of IT&C and Mining & Geology, Goverment of Rajasthan got felicitated with the Water Steward of the Year Award.
Ajitabh Sharma bagged this Award for his continuous efforts in the field of water conservation and management. Sharma’s experience in Rajasthan Government’s Water Resources Department and in other departments like Industries, Animal Husbandry, Revenue, Energy and currently in Mining and IT&C Department as well, his continuous efforts towards water conservation and management set the basis of confering the award to him.
Chief Guest of the programme, Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India congratulated Ajitabh Sharma and other winners and extended his best wishes to continue the efforts as ‘Jal Yoddha’.
The virtual event was organised on virtual 3D platform ‘Avtaar’ and various eminent organisations around the World participated in the event as partners.
Supporting Partners – Namami Gange Mission and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Country Partner – Israel Embassy, Goverment Partners – Central Ground Water Board, Brahmaputra Board and Central Water Commission, other partners – State Bank of India, GAIL (India) Ltd, Bharat Petroleum, RyDot, GRAF, life Insurance Corporation (LIC), Union Bank and NABARD were some of the major partners of the event.
The event witnessed participation of ambassadors of various countries, top policymakers form central and state governments, District Magistrates, Zila Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Industry Leaders, Civil Socities, IT experts, Water experts and others.